The Western Cape’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 107 infections as of Sunday, March 7. There are 3104 active cases in the province and 276 433 total cases since March 2020.

A total of 1 3577 96 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the Cape, and according to Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize, 11 more people have succumbed to the virus in the province.

“As of Sunday, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 521 068,” Mhkize said. 

Here is a breakdown of the country’s cases as of Sunday:

Province Total cases for 07 March 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 194115 12,8
Free State 80662 5,3
Gauteng 406729 26,7
KwaZulu-Natal 330565 21,7
Limpopo 62335 4,1
Mpumalanga 71913 4,7
North West 61503 4,0
Northern Cape 34363 2,3
Western Cape 278883 18,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1521068 100,0

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 9 255 492 with 18 989 new tests recorded since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 5 207 338 56% 7 322 39%
PUBLIC 4 048 154 44% 11 667 61%
Total 9 255 492 18 989

Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, 31 more COVID-19 related have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 2, Gauteng 12, Kwa-Zulu Natal 2, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 4, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 11. This brings the total to 50 678 deaths.

“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients,” Mkhize said. “Our recoveries now stand at 1 440 874, representing a recovery rate of 94,7%.”

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11314 182 496 305
Free State 3362 72 496 4 804
Gauteng 9854 393 726 3 149
KwaZulu-Natal 9741 311 684 9 140
Limpopo 1917 59 612 806
Mpumalanga 1278 69 622 1 013
North West 1203 57 664 2 636
Northern Cape 726 31 577 2 060
Western Cape 11283 261 997 5 603
Total 50 678 1 440 874 29 516

Vaccination Rollout

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 101 841 as of 6.30 pm on March 7, 2021.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.